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Thirsty Whale

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$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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453 Park, Minocqua, WI 54548
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Little Rock
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80 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great place to just go to hang out. It is right on the lake and in nice weather, you can sit outside. Service was friendly and good. The fish sandwiches were huge. There is a good selection of drinks.

Thank nj50
Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We just randomly found this place and it was a good find! There's so much history in the bar and our bartender Christie was amazing! We will definitely be back.

Thank Evee028812
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food good service! We were greeted as soon as we came in the door. We sat in the dining room the view is gorgeous even though it was raining.

Thank Shill2
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

Awesome bucket drinks! Good meals at reasonable prices. Loved being right on the water, watch the water shows on the outside deck. Very nice experience. Friendly staff.

Thank Tim S
Mercer, Wisconsin
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

We were visiting the Whale with a group of friends, my buddy bought a round of drink chips, when I went to redeem my chip the rude bartender told me I owed him $5, I'm like WHAAAAT, he told m the chip was for a rail drink, I was drinking Jack, I asked him how much a Jack and Coke... More 

Thank Mercermayor
Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

The view with being right on the water is wonderful. Bloody Mary's are off the beverage gun, a disappointment for people who enjoy a really good bloody. They do give a basket of drink condiments to try and spice it up, if that tells you anything. Food is basic bar food, nothing fancy but nothing wrong with it. Big place,... More 

1 Thank Vickey P
Carlsbad, California
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

Walked in, walked out. Locals seem to love it. Pool, shuffle board, video games with a view. Maybe I'm getting old.

Thank durangosoapguy
Green Bay, Wisconsin
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185 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

Had a great dining experience at the Thirsty Whale. Great food and service. The view is outstanding and fun to dine outside on a nice day. Prices are reasonable making this a recommended place to dine for everyone.

Thank Mark V
Wausau, Wisconsin
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

We love to stop with the boat for a Bloody Mary! Eat outside by the lake with wonderful sights and sounds of Lake Minocqua! On Sundays, you can even watch the ski show while you eat!

Thank Daveziegler
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

Great Friday night fish fry. Waiters/Waitresses were very friendly and accommodating. Food was delicious and well prepared. Location was right on the water.

Thank Lisa H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Large groups, Scenic view, Bar scene, Kids, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 453 Park, Minocqua, WI 54548
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Minocqua
  • Phone Number: 715-356-7108

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?